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I recently viewed a youtube video where the guy cut apart 6 different oil filters. The Wix & NAPA Gold filters, he rated the highest. The base Fram filter was rated at the bottom of the list, but the ToughGuard & ExtraGuard Fram filters get pretty good ratings from others. Bye the way, Honeywell manufacturers both the Honda OEM filters & the Fram filters. I use Wix filters on both my Hondas.
 

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Would it be ok if I use 3rd party oil filter instead of OEM for example FRAM?
the new OEM honda filter is not as good as the previous version. There are numerous videos on which oil filters are good and bad on YouTube. From what I've gathered, go with a premium oil filter. I'm going with HAMP oil filters (JDM OEM filters made in USA).
 

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I've never seen/heard this; wondering how recent is your information regarding who makes filters from Honda?
There's a video on YouTube comparing the 2 OEM Honda oil filters. I believe it's still the same manufacturer. Only the low grade Fram filters are bad, seems the higher end ones are good to go.
 

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I've never seen/heard this; wondering how recent is your information regarding who makes filters from Honda?
I purchased this from Amazon on 8/29/19 & I'm sure the OEM Honda filters get the job done, but after watching several of the Youtube vids, I have switched to Wix.
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I purchased this from Amazon on 8/29/19 & I'm sure the OEM Honda filters get the job done, but after watching several of the Youtube vids, I have switched to Wix. View attachment 490883
Seems like Wix, royal purple, and amsoil are constructed identically with the amount of holes up top and the metal back filter element. Seems like K&N, mobil1, and those alike are a good choice also.
 

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After watching some of the youtube videos I decided to purchased wix #57356 online in 6 packs, so we'll see how it goes when I put it on. Thanks guys.
 

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Fram had a great advertising agency that came up with the "You can pay me now, or pay me later" commercial that premiered during a NFL football game (in the late '60s/early 70s) and the brand took off. Personally, I'd stay away from Fram - independent tests rank them pretty low (as noted above).
 

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I used to buy Fram for my first car which was a 1988 Thunderbird 😅 I was a big John Force fan, and I remember him doing a commercial for FRAM. But like 15WhiteSi said, I too saw the YouTube video of oil filters being cut open and doing a comparison. And FRAM is one of the worst. Personally, I just let my Dealership do my oil changes because the Honda oil filter is the best. They have a special valving thing that the other filters don’t really have. If you want to go 3rd party go with WIX or NAPA Gold.
 

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I stand corrected on the manufacturer of Honda OEM oil filters. According to my reliable contact at Honda.
He confirms that Honeywell does indeed make OEM oil filters for Honda.
With a wink he commented it probably could be traced back to a chinese supply source...

side note: this new forum format sucks that they removed the ability to enlarge and change color of text.
 

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I stand corrected on the manufacturer of Honda OEM oil filters. According to my reliable contact at Honda.
He confirms that Honeywell does indeed make OEM oil filters for Honda.
With a wink he commented it probably could be traced back to a chinese supply source...

side note: this new forum format sucks that they removed the ability to enlarge and change color of text.
Yea, very unfortunate.

If wanting to stay with a Honda filter, I'd recommend HAMP filter. Made in the US and they are exported to Japan and are OEM Honda filters for them.
 

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I've tried to find the HAMP filters, but it seems that no-one keeps them in stock.
I feel lucky to have found a seller of Honda PLM-15400-A01 filters (the old style made by FILTECH) on Amazon, so I ordered 10 of them (about $13.50US a piece) so hopefully that comes through. They are getting very hard to find now.
 

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I've tried to find the HAMP filters, but it seems that no-one keeps them in stock.
I feel lucky to have found a seller of Honda PLM-15400-A01 filters (the old style made by FILTECH) on Amazon, so I ordered 10 of them (about $13.50US a piece) so hopefully that comes through. They are getting very hard to find now.
team3d sells them or if you google FKX racing. They seem to have them in stock.
 

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heya all...my 2 cents worth if anyone is interested...I was a diesel mechanic for 13 years and learned quite a bit along the way...first I would like to point out 2 main things to think about...1) viscosity of the oil - the synthetics we use for hondas are pretty thin (0 and 5 weight)...this means that oil flow through the filter shouldn't be that much of an issue EXCEPT - when deposits start building up in the filter media. This brings me to my second point 2) micron size...the smaller the micron size, the more deposits will be caught BUT the filter media will clog up faster and wont allow as much flow of oil through the media and the oil will start to bypass the media (the filter is designed to do this, better to have dirty oil to lubricate than no oil) so technically you're not really getting the oil filtered as well as you thought once the filter media gets full. So to sum it all up - you can use the higher end filters with the ultra filtration/smaller micron size which usually cost a bit more...but... you should consider changing just the filter at 3k miles instead of waiting for the 6k mile oil/filter change. Thats gonna cost you more in the long run!
The alternative is to buy cheaper filters (hint: the micron size is not that much of a difference between cheap and expensive) and change just the filter at 3k miles if you're really that concerned and oil at 6k. Keep in mind that synthetic blends have so many preservatives and detergents to keep things clean these days mainly due to EPA standards of saving fuel and lowering exhaust emissions which also dramatically reduces engine wear overall. Let the oil do its job. You own a fine piece of Japanese engineering that will last longer than the energizer bunny if you just keep up with the standard maintenance schedule and use factory approved parts and oil. It's all theory and I'm sure the debate will never end. My wife's '08 Odyssey has 230k miles and all I ever used was the standard Advance Auto Purolator filters and changing them at 6k miles with recommended oil; the engine is still running strong! I just recently came across this sweet deal for oil filters on Amazon...good luck everyone and may your Honda be everlasting.
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